Licensing Information - Alberta Real Estate Careers


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Looking to become licensed to Sell Real Estate in Alberta?
The following sheds some light on the Real Estate Associates Program (REAP); developed on behalf of the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA).
This comprehensive course is offered through classroom and distance delivery.

The informamtion below is a step-by-step guide to becoming licensed provided by RECA.CA. This is a basic guide. More information can be found in the links within each step.

Please review every step before beginning your licensing process. 



 Eligibility criteria:
• a minimum of 18 years of age
• a minimum of a Canadian high school diploma or assessed foreign equivalent
• English language proficiency
• Canadian Citizenship or have a Permanent Resident Card or Work Permit
• real estate brokerage and property management applicants must also complete the free, online information session: Real Estate Career Information Session. Mortgage brokerage applicants do not have this requirement.

There is a $100 non-refundable fee to apply for education eligibility. To proceed with the education eligibility process, you need to create a myRECA account. Visit and follow the steps to Create an Account.

If there is anything in your past you think may prevent you from becoming licensed (eg. criminal record, bankruptcy, disciplinary history), you may request a Suitability Review. There is an administrative fee for this service.



Click the buttons below to learn more about each sector’s education requirements.


real estate brokerage property management mortgage brokerage



You need a Certified Criminal Record Check (CCRC) to become licensed.
• CCRCs are only valid for 6 months.
• your CCRC must be sent directly to RECA from the RCMP
• your CCRC must contain your full legal name and date of birth

For more information on how to obtain a CCRC, click here.





Contact a real estate brokerage in Alberta and obtain employment. You can search Alberta brokerages by town using the Search for an Industry Professional section at




Provide your broker with your myRECA username. Once your education is complete and RECA has your CCRC, your broker can initiate your licensing and registration application. RECA will email you when your broker initiates your application.




Login to myRECA and follow the steps to complete your application. For more information on this process, click here.